Maryland Loses Again, Time to Look to ACC Tourney

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It’s like watching the same bad movie over and over. Maryland continues to come so close to beating quality teams, but just can’t seal the deal. The Terps somehow took a 44-41 lead into halftime and blew it yet again, falling 91-83 to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Terrell Stoglin set a career-high with 25 points with six assists and two steals, Jordan Williams scored 16 points and nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Hokies’ five-man rotation proved to be more than enough.

All five of VT’s starters played at least 30 minutes and scored at least 14 points, headlined by Malcolm Delaney (22 points) and Erick Green (20 points). Terrell Bell hit all five of his three-point shots, and Delaney hit all 14 of his free throws.

The Terps are now 5-6 in the ACC, and their at-large NCAA Tournament chances are essentially shot. With the expanded field, there is a chance if they run the table and lose in the ACC Championship game, but their best shot is to win the ACC Tournament – not an easy task by any means, but not an impossible one either.

Sean Mosley continued his terrible stretch of play, and unfortunately spent 21 minutes on the floor. TestudoTimes said it, and I agree – Pe’Shon and Stoglin need to be the starting backcourt. No excuses. Bowie has his moments, but the Terps are most effective when the two freshmen are on the floor.

There’s only so much you can say when the same games get played every time. This is too much.

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